The Watermark Team
Tony Eyl is the owner and principal broker for Watermark Marine Group. Tony’s professional background prior to yacht brokerage was in the commercial real estate development and brokerage industry. That work resulted in his being the top producing commercial broker in his home county for 10 years in a row. Prior to forming Watermark Marine Group, Tony was a broker with one of the Florida's most well known and long standing yacht brokerage firms and was the top producing broker there for 2 years prior to the formation of Watermark. If there is one thing Tony knows, it is sales and marketing. Yacht brokerage for Tony is the effective combination of his true love for boating and his proven results oriented marketing and sales abilities across multiple disciplines. Boats and boating are his passion, sales and marketing his profession, and providing unparalleled service that results in families and friends creating memories on the water the true joy of yacht brokerage.
Tony believes success in brokerage requires a unique skill set of interpersonal skills, effective communication, strong analytical abilities, a gift for sales and marketing (true deal making can't be taught!), and a flexible attitude to keep things fun for customers and clients.
You will find Tony, his wife, and their two young children currently enjoying life on the water aboard their 45 foot pilothouse "Watermark" on beautiful Lake Lanier. Prior to their current time on Lake Lanier, they cruised the Tennessee River extensively aboard their restored Monk 36 trawler. You can reach Tony via Anthony@WatermarkMarineGroup.com or (770) 527-4262.
Rudolph Arp is originally from Germany, where he sailed on many large yachts. In 1992, Rudolph moved to Spain, where he became interested in yacht brokerage. He was involved and brought together a number of large yacht transactions along the Mediterranean coast. At the same time, he published a book about the last remaining Spanish windjammers in 2004, with a second edition due in 2011. Following that, he led a project to locate and restore an American-built or designed schooner yacht. Both in yacht brokerage and in project leadership of yacht restorations and refits, he used his broad knowledge of sail and motor yachts, as well as the many languages he speaks. He speaks English, German, Spanish and French. Rudolph currently resides in Washington, D.C., where he caters with the same diligence for the local demand of luxury yachts located worldwide, as well as for the local yacht market in the Chesapeake. He and his wife enjoy sailing the Chesapeake aboard their classic 40' sailboat. Rudolph Arp has written several articles and books about classic and traditional yachts. His latest published book is "Great American Schooner Yachts." You can reach Rudolph via Rudolph@WatermarkMarineGroup.com or 202-677-1321.
Neal Estes was born in Columbia, SC and grew up on beautiful Lake Murray outside of Columbia. His boating began at the age of 5 with his father and was water-skiing by age 6 behind his dad's fishing boat. His family owned a number of boats over the years.
His entire working career has been in sales and management. A graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1975 with a degree in Business and Marketing, he joined the Corporate world in 1976 as a Sales Representative for a regional distributor of Industrial Paper, Packaging and Cleaning Supplies. He was very successful in sales and quickly rose through the ranks to the level of Corporate V.P. and moved from Macon to Dothan then to Atlanta where we lived for 13 years. In 1991 he became the V.P. of Sales and Marketing in SE territory for a National Distribution firm in Atlanta and then in Richmond, VA.
Through his business and personal life, love of the water and boating has always remained. They have owned everything from a fun 16’ daysailer to their current boat, a Meridian 391 sedan with diesels. Yacht brokerage for Neal, like all of us at Watermark Marine Group, is the joining of his excellent marketing skills and love of boating. Soon you may see Neal and his wife doing some long range cruising on the ICW but these days you will find them happily cruising the local waters in and around Savannah. You can reach Neal at Neal@WatermarkMarineGroup.com or (912) 665-2627.
In Memory of Steve Raybourne
Steve was a man who loved life on the water more than any other. He served his family and those in his life tirelessly and with devotion. He is dearly missed by us at Watermark and he enriched the lives of all those around him. Calm seas dear friend!
Watermark Marine Group
P.O. Box 347|
Harrison, TN 37341, United States
Tel (770) 527-4262